The Bath Cancer Unit Support Group, which supports the work of the RUH, is one of 120 charities to receive a gift of £1,000 as part of insurer Ecclesiastical’s annual Christmas giving campaign.
The festive donation will go towards paying for vital medical equipment for the cancer unit at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.
Members of the public were invited to nominate a charity to win a share of £120,000, and the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG) was amongst the winners which were drawn at random.
Alan Webb, head of fundraising at the BCUSG, said “We would like to thank everyone who nominated us.
“We have just donated £340,000 towards the purchase of a Veriton Digital Gamma Camera which is the first of its kind to be installed anywhere in the country.
“The new camera is making a real difference for local cancer patients by reducing scanning times, creating much clearer images to help with diagnosis and resulting in patients being exposed to smaller doses of radiation.
“Currently, in conjunction with senior clinicians, we are identifying our next major fundraising project and the fantastic donation of £1,000 from Ecclesiastical Insurance will get us off to a great start.”
Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, added: “As a commercial company with a charitable purpose, giving back is at the heart of our business.
“We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.
“We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”